Leithoff - Mechanical Engineer Diesel Power Plants - Mainz, RP, Germany

Karl G Leithoff

Mainz, RP, Germany


Mechanical Engineer Diesel Power Plants

Work History

Senior Engineer Diesel Power Plant Expert

Self Employed

From January 2012

Drawing Approval, Erection Supervision, Warranty Service for mechanical part

Senior Mechanical Engineer


January 1998 - January 2012

Various Diesel Power Plant Projects in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe concerning Operation & Maintenance, Erection of Diesel Power Plants, Trouble Shooting, Studies, Preparation of Tender Documents, Evaluation of Bids, Design Approval, Assistance to Client during Warranty Period

Independent Engineer

Independent Mechanical and Ships Engineer for Diesel power plants

October 1971 - December 1997

Vast Experience in Operation, Maintenance and Trouble shooting on Diesel Power plants (ships and land-based) in many countries (mainly Africa, Mediterranean, Middle East, Europe, Maldives, Indonesia)
Speaking, reading and writing fluently in German (native language), English, Spanish and French


Mechanical & Ships Engineer

01.10.71 - 18.11.77 Studies Mech. Engineer Technical High school Darmstadt
24.03.79 - 15.06.80 Ing. Assistant on cruise ships MS "BOHEME" & "CARIBE"
at Wallenius Shipping Lines, Bremen
10.09.80 - 10.07.81 additional studies: ships operation with Certificate CIW
16.11.81 - 06.01.84 Commissioning & Operation of cruise ship MS "ASTOR"
at HADAG shipping line, Hamburg. Full License ships engineer CI.
01.12.83 20.07.84 Peru & Bolivia to learn Spanish & study of political &
economical conditions at site.
25.10.84 - 05.07.89 Contract with GTZ as Technical Advisor for rehabilitation&
operation of Malabo Diesel Power Plant.
01.08.89 - end 1993 Freelance Engineer for IMM Brussels f. Africa Projects.
Missions for GTZ & KfW in Africa f. Ships & Diesel Repairs
Commissioning, Training & Operation& Maintenance
01.01.94 - 31.12.97 Lahmeyer International, Frankfurt, Expert f. Diesel Plants
Preparation of Tender Docs, Assistance in techn. investigations &
reports, Support of Clients in Evaluation of Offers, Contract Negotiations. Techn. Support & Formation of younger local colleagues.
01.04.98 Creation of Engineering Company OLP
Various Contracts in Tschad, Maldives, Guinea Bissau, Turkey, Indonesia & Irak
01.02.2012 Start working as independent Engineer
Design Approval Project Maldives power plant 2x9MW 18cyl.V MAN 32/40

Qualifications & Certifications

Mechanical Engineering (Diploma) and License as ships engineer

Technical University (TU) Darmstadt, and Ships Engineers College Flensburg, Germany,

Berthold Gymnasium Freiburg & Rhabanus Maurus Gymnasium Mainz

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